Chicago Police Detective Michael Theis, a lead investigator in the case who was the first person called to the witness stand in Jussie Smollett’s trial, disputed there was any rush to judgment in the Smollett case as the defense claims. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
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Chicago Weather: Dangerous Wind Chills For Next 2 NightsCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has your 10 p.m. First Alert Weather forecast for Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.
Another Sports Fan Comes Forward After Being Victimized By A Parking ScamSports fans visiting venues such as Guaranteed Rate Field are first getting ripped off by scammers, then ticketed by the city. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini is getting results as the White Sox have reacted to his findings.
'Boxing Out Negativity' Program Provides Outlet In Areas That Struggle With ViolenceA community program is actively working to keep children safe in and around neighborhoods where gang violence reigns. As CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reports, it is a battle fought one pair of boxing gloves at a time.
Neighbors Demand Safety Improvements On Touhy Avenue In Edison ParkIn the wake of the hit-and-run that killed retired police Officer Richard Haljean, residents are demanding changes to what they say is a notoriously dangerous stretch of road. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Mars Wrigley Moving Operations Out Of West Side Candy FactoryThe Mars Wrigley candy company announced Monday that it will move most of its operations out of its plant on Chicago’s West Side in the next two years.
Victim Of Bucktown Carjacking Shares Terrifying StoryAt this point, neighbors in on area of Bucktown are afraid to warm up their cars, or dig out the snow with the car running. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
At Least One Person Hurt In Snowmobile Crash In ZionAt least one person was seriously injured Monday evening in a snowmobile crash near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line.
Chicago Weather: Dangerous Cold ComingThe coldest air of the season so far is in the forecast, with the next two nights featuring dangerously cold wind chills. CBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has a First Alert Weather update.
Monday Marks 2 Years Since Illinois Reported First COVID-19 CaseIt was two years ago Monday that we learned of the first COVID patient in Illinois. CBS 2's Chris Tye spoke with some of those who treated that patient.
At Least 276 Kids 16 And Younger Have Been Shot In Chicago Since 2021There are demands for change in Little Village after 8-year-old Melissa Ortega was shot and killed. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Detectives Following 'Promising Leads' In Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Melissa OrtegaCBS 2’s Tara Molina reports Chicago Police have announced they are saturating Little Village with extra officers in an effort to prevent retaliation as detectives seek help in bringing Melissa’s killer to justice.
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Reopen After COVID HiatusThe Illinois Secretary of State’s office on Monday reopened its driver services facilities for in-person business, after they were closed to start the new year due to the Omicron surge of COVID-19 cases statewide. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
"We Look At Every Game As A Building Block To Just Keep It Going'With a new coach at the helm, the Chicago State basketball program is doing something they haven't done in years: win. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek has more.
Mother Speaks After Security Guard Was Seen On Video Attacking Student Proviso West High SchoolA teen was attacked in his classroom by a security guard at Proviso West High School in Hillside last month – and a federal lawsuit has now been filed. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Chicago Weather: Better Bundle UpCBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon has a look at the extended forecast.
Man, Woman Found Shot Dead In Car On Southeast SideA man who was a trooper with the Illinois State Police and a woman were found shot dead Monday afternoon in a car on the Southeast Side, sources told CBS 2.
"It Looked Liked They Hit It With A Hammer'Cars and trucks are targeted in places where owners think their vehicles are safe. They're inside parking garages. CBS 2's Sabrina Franza reports from the Loop with a warning for drivers.
'Simplicity Is The Key To Having Success'The rules for Wordle are simple: players try to guess the word of the day. You get six tries. You've got a correct letter and correct location of the letter when the cube turns green. Yellow means correct but wrong location.
Little Village Community Leader Calls For Federal Help After 8-Year-Old Girl Is Shot DeadThe shooting that killed 8-year-old Melissa Ortega is not only heartbreaking, but also a big concern for the Little Village neighborhood. Baltazar Enriquez, president of the Little Village Community Council, tells CBS 2’s Jim Williams and Marie Saavedra that his organization is asking for federal help.
Even In Ever-Changing Time Of COVID, An Evanston School's Dedication To Brighter Days Never WaversThis next story was born out of an email Marie Saavedra recently received from one of her former teachers. Education in the time of COVID is a world away from what her grade school experience was, but on a visit back to the school, she found the impact a dedicated staff can make has stayed the same.
New Developments In Illegal Parking Scam Outside Chicago Sporting VenuesThere are new developments in a parking scam first exposed by CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini. He caught con men ripping off drivers trying to park outside different sports venues in Chicago, and many of those drivers were then hit with parking tickets.
5 Men, 1 Woman found Dead Inside Milwaukee HomeSix people were found dead inside a home in Milwaukee, and police are trying to figure out what happened there that home. Winnie Dortch of CBS 58 Milwaukee reports.
Family Mourns 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega, Slain In Little Village Shooting“She sought to achieve the American Dream but was instead given American Violence.” That was the message on Monday from the family of 8-year Melissa Ortega, a recent Mexican immigrant who was shot and killed on Saturday, the innocent victim of a gang-related shooting in Little Village. CBS 2’s Tara Molina reports.